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第150回例会(英語例会)

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Cherry trees are at full bloom. The petal of cherry blooms fall like snow.
This scene makes remember us great memories.
Today, April 1st, it's a lot of beginning of new things like New business year, Start working, Admission, New grade, etc..
Today's all speeches were suitable and informative for us. We enjoyed many warm and exciting speeches on April 1st.

[Table Topics Table]
Topics is a style of instant and impromptu speeches.
The Table Topics master gives the audience a topic and assign a member as a speaker. The speaker MUST speak about the topic in two minutes. It's a good practice to develop quick response skill. In this session, the Table Topics master gave us these topics as shown in below,
1. What season do you like the best?
2. What do you want to begin newly?
3. What should we do to stop the global warming?
Comment: I think today's table topics were very interested and informative for us. These were presented with a wide-range of topic from easy to answer to academic topic. At the last topic, presenter proposed very appropriate solutions as following:
As to nation level, country should invest to reduce the CO2. If so, the car company will produce more Eco-car. In individual level, we should use train instead of car. I totally agreed with her.

[Prepared Speech]
Prepared Speech is a speech according to manuals published by Toastmasters International. A speaker shall speak a speech based on the objectives on the manuals. In the meeting, we had three prepared speakers.
1. Salt and Sugar
2. My boundaries
3. Gift of words
The first speaker talked about culture shock. She took her first dinner with her Japanese parents-in law. She ate Natto at that time. It was awful test. At the super market, salt and sugar were same white color. It
was difficult for her to differentiate between salt and sugar from the package.
The second speaker delivered crystal-clear message for us "Don't set boundaries and it will limit us. Don't set boundaries. If you have break them and your dream will come true". I'm very impressed his message.
The last speaker told the message as a gift of words for his son. He left home. I felt the message was full of loving affection as a father. If I were same situation, would I send such a wonderful message to my son.

[Evaluation]
In Evaluation session, the evaluators pointed out strong points of the prepared speeches and gave suggestions to the prepared speakers to make the speeches more effective. I think evaluation is really difficult to suggest good points and give concrete feedback. But this is so beneficial to improve to listen speeches carefully and to summarize the points in limited time.

[Award Presentation]
All attendees selected the best speakers for each session by voting and the MC gave the awards to the best speakers. Congratulations to all!